Following controversies over voice data collection at Microsoft, Apple, and Google, users of Microsoft Translator and Skype can now opt out of having their voice clips used to improve software. Continue reading
UK-based media localization provider Iyuno Media Group set to acquire major rival, US-based SDI Media, in transformative deal for media localization landscape. Continue reading
Slator 2020 Language Industry M&A and Funding Report
The Slator 2020 Language Industry M&A and Funding Report provides in-depth summary and analysis of the 39 M&A transactions and 13 startup and tech funding rounds covered by Slator in 2020. Continue reading
Memsource CEO David Čaněk on the Acquisition and Integration of Phrase
Memsource CEO David Čaněk talks about the recent acquisition and integration of Phrase and the future of AI and MT technology in shaping the localization industry. Continue reading
Call of Duty: How Much Translation, Localization Volumes Go Into a Popular Game?
Recent podcast interview with audio team behind popular game franchise, Call of Duty, indicates why game localization continues to thrive through Covid-19. Continue reading
Language Industry Hires at Travod, Word Class, Linguacom, and Anzu Global
Travod appoints a Chief Commercial Officer; Word Class names a Sales Director; Linguacom hires a Head of Marketing; and Anzu Global adds a Globalization Account Manager. Continue reading
Stratus Video Shows ‘Nice Top-Line Growth’ in Q4, AMN Healthcare Says
Ten months into the pandemic in the US, AMN describes as good value its March 2020 acquisition of video remote interpreting provider Stratus as annual EBITDA jumps to USD 39m. Continue reading
Japan’s Rozetta Is Slowly Becoming a Large, Pure-Play Machine Translation Provider
As machine translation delivers 39% revenue growth in first 9 months of FY 2021, Japan’s Rozetta outgrows declining human-translation business in favor of MT SaaS. Continue reading
6 Structural Reasons Why LSPs Are Set to Win in Data-for-AI Services
Workforce management is essential to an LSP’s core activities of translation and localization and may also be the golden ticket to new revenue streams in data-for-AI services. Continue reading
Oxford Languages President Casper Grathwohl on Language Data as a Service
Oxford Languages President Casper Grathwohl discusses all things data and AI related, from their business in lexical data to the fast-growing data annotation industry. Continue reading
Focusing on BLEU Can Bias Machine Translation Output
Though beam search can boost BLEU scores, it can also lead to high rates of misgendered pronouns, even when translating between two gendered languages. Continue reading
Slator Language Industry Buyer Tracker January 2021
January 2021 selection of some of the most important recent job changes among translation and localization buyers and decision-makers. Continue reading
Capita Pauses Sale of Translation and Interpreting Unit During Pandemic
Planned sale of Capita Translation and Interpreting (Capita TI) and other non-core, specialist divisions of UK outsourcing giant Capita plc put on hold during Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading
Here’s How 6 Major LSP Client Segments Use Data for AI
Data-for-AI services are a new and highly specialized sub-industry of AI. But how exactly are text, image, and speech data used in an LSP’s end-customer segment? Continue reading
Media Localizer Deluxe Buys Cloud-based Mastering, Versioning Platform Sundog
US-based media localization provider Deluxe acquires UK-based Sundog Media Toolkit, a cloud-based SaaS workflow platform for media mastering and versioning. Continue reading
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